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We don't just spill the beans around here. But there is/was an article on Youtube that I never looked at because of the dialup issue.
What if you had ill intensions, I wouldn't want to be responsible, but then again, you don't know me from a hole in the ground.
Hi my friends,
I am system administrator under training.
Suppose a student came to me and asked that he forgot the password for the root and he can login as a normal user only. He wants me to set a new password or recover the old password, how would i do it? Is there any command or procedure for it?
Also wouldn't it also matter if he has "SUDO" rights, you only need to go into single user mode if you have no super user access... if you have sudo rights you can reset root with "sudo passwd root", else it's the single user mode way. As far as it goes, any OS is not too hard to reset passwords on if their is physical access, just most people don't know how to do it... also the effects are in most cases, plain as day. Nothing is more dangerous then physical access... something to remember.
Sudo is safer then su, Sudo automatically logs you out of super user privilages after 15 minutes where su does not. You shouldn't really directly login as root or allow su on any machine where someone other then you can access it, I work in a datacenter with other technicians so I have to use sudo, as to not expose my own personal server should I leave it open to handle any work.
Meh, Sudo is just way more secure so I'll countine to use it over su, AOL CDs were not meant to replace coasters, but hey they do the job!
Anyways, the OP never stated it was actually his computer, for all we know the student could be using their own machine... or it could be a training lab... it's hardly something to say "why the hell" over, their are valid possibilities.
I am not satisfied with the answer my friends gae it to me. Being a site with loads of system administrators, nobody could answer a simple question.
Regarding r3sistance, sir if the user's name is not in sudoer's file then its not possible for me to use the sudo command. What's the alternative.